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Part 3—Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer

Part 3 Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer

   

11   Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer

             (1)  This section applies if the responsible Presiding Officer is satisfied that there is an urgent need for expenditure in relation to a Parliamentary Department, in the current year, that is not provided for, or is insufficiently provided for, in Schedule 1:

                     (a)  because of an erroneous omission or understatement; or

                     (b)  because the expenditure was unforeseen until after the last day on which it was practicable to provide for it in the Bill for this Act before that Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives.

             (2)  This Act has effect as if Schedule 1 were amended, in accordance with a determination of the responsible Presiding Officer, to make provision for so much (if any) of the expenditure as the responsible Presiding Officer determines.

             (3)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) of this section and subsection 11(2) of the Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2019-2020 for the Department of the Senate cannot be more than $300,000.

             (4)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) of this section and subsection 11(2) of the Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2019-2020 for the Department of the House of Representatives cannot be more than $300,000.

             (5)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) of this section and subsection 11(2) of the Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2019-2020 for the Department of Parliamentary Services cannot be more than $1 million.

             (6)  The total of the amounts determined under subsection (2) of this section and subsection 11(2) of the Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2019-2020 for the Parliamentary Budget Office cannot be more than $300,000.

             (7)  Subsections (3) to (6) of this section prevail over subsections 11(3) to (6) of the Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Act (No. 1) 2019-2020 .

             (8)  A determination made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument, but neither section 42 (disallowance) nor Part 4 of Chapter 3 (sunsetting) of the Legislation Act 2003 applies to the determination.